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An escaped convict has provided an insight into his thinking, and irked pursuing authorities, by continually updating his Facebook status since going on the run back in September. Craig "Lazie" Lynch, 28, was serving the back-end of a seven year sentence for aggravated burglary when he failed to return to HM Prison Hollesley …

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  1. MH Media
    FAIL

    Fail!

    ""We have spoken to Facebook and we are trying to trace him from the information we have, but it's one of those things that we're also asking for help from members of the public"

    Ok, so imagine this was a terrorist suspect with underpants primed and ready to go. Our noddy Police service can't find him even though they've spoken to Facebook? We're stuffed!

    1. Graham Marsden
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      Unfortunately...

      ... of course what Plod will do is insist that they need *even more* powers to watch and record every single Facebook entry and e-mail and tweet and web access and...

  2. The lone lurker
    Unhappy

    Words fail me....

    So I'm just going to shake my head sadly and add this to the list of reasons to emigrate.

  3. Andrew James
    Terminator

    For the love of god

    I read this elsewhere earlier and its wound me right up!!

    He shouldnt have been allowed day release. I cant get day release from work to attend a work related course once a week, so why is he allowed out of prison?

    The police have said they are regularly checking his known addresses to see if he turns up. Why dont they stop wasting time and money and just get his IP address from facebook and track him that way? Surely this will be quicker and easier.

    Technology now allows us to convict people of crimes they committed 30 years ago, and yet we can't catch one idiot who is stupid enough to taunt the police on facebook on a regular basis.

  4. Anonymous Coward
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    Thank goodness for small favors

    "Previous inmates at Hollesley Bay open prison have included perjuring peer Jeffrey Archer"

    Now if *he* had been on the lam we'd already have the book, the play, the musical and the TV series. Lucky it's just an ordinary joe.

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Happy

    Now here is a thought...

    ...if he is posting from a mobile why doesn;t he switch on Google Latitude and see how long it is before there is a knock on the door

  6. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    IMP to the rescue...lol

    .... or maybe not as the only useful info in this situation : the geographic location of his logged IP, is already as traceable as its going to get!!

    So long as he keeps jumping to different internet cafes then he can continue to evade our luddite cops.

    Was anyone else told as a child to make use of the toys you have before being allowed new ones?

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  8. Anonymous Coward
    Boffin

    How had can this be?

    At least get the IP address. Yes, he might be using Tor or only public access points, but sooner or later he'll screw up.

  9. kain preacher

    pissing off the plods

    Thats good way to end up dead. Oh look that ham sandwich he is eating looks like a gun.

  10. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Post this on 4chan

    Those nutters will figure his whereabouts in 30 minutes

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      re: Post this on 4chan

      Or make him king.

      also, NYPA

  11. jake Silver badge

    More likely ...

    If I were him, I'd have three or five friends posting from "cyber cafes" in various diverse geographical locations, thus leading plod on a merry chase anywhere EXCEPT where I was hiding out ...

  12. Anonymous Coward
    FAIL

    Phone interviews

    with the local TV station??? WTF. What is this guys' point? OTher than to tweak to cops I don't see anything here. If he claimed to be innocent and was trying to prove it - but no - he is just running and pissing on the cops.

    This guys gets a FAIL. The cops will get him and it will not look nice. People don't like being pissed on.

  13. Sean Bailey
    FAIL

    Nice of him to supply a pic

    Then the git can get twatted and dragged to the local plod shop should he be spotted.

  14. ElFatbob
    FAIL

    8000 Fans?

    So, i hope that he commits an aggravated burglary in one of their houses. See how much of a fan they are then.

    Utter dickheads.

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